Carstensz Pyramid is a true bucket-list item for all mountain climbing enthusiasts, holding one of the highest technical ratings in the world. The climb is extremely draining, both mentally and physically, with the excitement and exhilaration of making the summit keeping most going. Reaching the top is an immensely satisfying achievement, and it is said that more people have climbed Mt. Everest than Carstensz Pyramid - putting in to perspective the challenge that lies ahead.
Best time to visit
Any time of year, as its proximity to the equator means the weather is the same all-year-round
How to get there
Fly via helicopter to base camp, generally from Bali. Otherwise a 4-5 day trek through the jungle to reach the mountain
Fluctuates wildly every day, with daytime temperatures ranging from 12-37 degrees celsius, while nighttime temperatures can plunge as low as -8 degrees celsius. Expect a few hours of rain every day
Mountain climbing Carstensz Pyramid is an extremely difficult and challenging activity, both mentally and physically, and should only be undertaken by those in very good physical condition and those with extensive mountain climbing experience. The weather fluctuates wildly every day near the mountain, so please pack and wear appropriate clothing to prepare for it all
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